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90 Minutes to Successful Remote Management

How to motivate your team, align your workload, and achieve your goals

Topic: Management/Business
Dave McKeown

The world has suddenly moved to a virtual workplace—and managers and leaders have to quickly build a new set of skills to rise to the challenge. The reality is that working remotely requires a different approach than working in a shared space.

Drawing on years of experience leading remote teams, expert Dave McKeown shares best practices for building and leading a distributed team. You’ll learn the tools you need to build a great team, achieve your common goals, and maximize the benefits of working remotely, whether you’ve been tasked to take over a remote team for the first time or you’ve been doing it for a while.

What you'll learn-and how you can apply it

By the end of this live, hands-on, online course, you’ll understand:

  • The difficulties of managing a remote team
  • The key challenges when managing virtually
  • The importance of building the right toolkit, workflow, and skills to manage a remote team
  • How to set and achieve common goals with your team and develop your people

And you’ll be able to:

  • Build a toolkit to assist you in managing your remote team
  • Create a workflow that ensures you and your team keep focused on achieving your common goals
  • Foster a sense of camaraderie with your remote team

This training course is for you because...

  • You’re a manager who’s been tasked with leading a remote team.
  • Your organization has switched to virtual working.
  • You’ve been managing a remote team for some time but feel there’s another gear you can kick into.

Prerequisites

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About your instructor

  • Dave McKeown is the CEO of Outfield Leadership, a leadership consultant, and the author of The Self-Evolved Leader: Elevate Your Focus and Develop Your People in a World That Refuses to Slow Down. He has a wealth of experience in connecting individual and team performance to improved business results, with a particular focus on fast-growing, complex organizations. Dave speaks, coaches, and trains on moving from execution to excellence. His goal is to help organizations build a culture of real, authentic, and ultimately results-driven leadership. He’s shared his leadership strategies at the Inc. 500 and GrowCo Conferences, for Bank of America, the British Government, Entrepreneur's Organization, and Bamboo HR, and with countless others. He’s the host of the podcast Lead Like You Give a Damn and writes a regular leadership column for Inc.com.

Schedule

The timeframes are only estimates and may vary according to how the class is progressing

Introduction and intention setting (5 minutes)

  • Presentation: Introduction to the presenter and the topic
  • Discussion: Intention setting questions

The challenges of managing a remote team (10 minutes)

  • Presentation: The 5 key challenges of managing a remote team (building stronger bonds, moving beyond the transaction, tracking progress, managing communication, and having performance-related conversations)
  • Poll: Which challenge do you struggle with most?

Building your virtual toolkit (20 minutes)

  • Presentation: The 5 key tools for managing a remote team (Dashboard, Project Tracker, Product Creation, File Sharing, and Communication).
  • Exercise: Build your toolkit
  • Discussion: Feedback from the exercise

Managing workflow (20 minutes)

  • Presentation: How to build an effective workflow with your remote team that helps you set and achieve your common goals and develop your people
  • Exercise: Build your workflow
  • Discussion: Feedback from the exercise

Break (5 minutes)

Q&A (5 minutes)

Navigating interpersonal dynamics (20 minutes)

  • Presentation: The interpersonal challenges of managing remote teams.
  • Poll: Which challenge do you struggle with most?
  • Presentation: How to overcome the interpersonal challenges of managing remote teams
  • Exercise: Identifying your key areas to practice
  • Discussion: Feedback from the exercise

Action plan and wrap-up (5 minutes)

  • Presentation: How to build your action plan
  • Exercise: Build your action plan
  • Final questions